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Sand Dune Meadow; A Plea for Stewardship in Gardening

Our beautiful barrier islands have been landscaped beyond recognition. Typical “landscapes” seem designed to demonstrate that people can dominate nature. We can. We do. For a moment in time. But in making and keeping up typical landscapes, we’re doing harm to the life on the islands, in the soil and in the water. We can… Read More

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Hibiscus 'Raspberry Rose' and Crinum 'Mo'Pon'.  Picture taken one summer after I did the planting.

Plants for Deep South Meadows

You know those meadows that you see in magazines?  The ones that beckon pick-nickers with knee high whispering grasses and painterly masses of wildflowers?  The kind of meadow you might skip through, roll in, take off your shirt and nap with your dog in? In the Deep South, we only have those in calendars and… Read More

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Meadow Garden

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Tony Carr, an artist from North Augusta, designed and made the copper screen, which emulates a fountain and blocks a view of a close house.                   For garden design or consulting contact us via phone or email.

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Walterboro

The Crinum of Downton Abbey

Victorian Britain was the epicenter of fashion, trends, politics and horticulture.  Natural history and plants were serious study, serious hobbies for the rich. Sailors, explorers and traders brought plants from all over the world to tempt rich collectors. An abundant supply of coal meant hot-houses and conservatories allowed for tropical plant gardening. Those collectors who… Read More

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palmetto improperly pruned.

Palmettomurder ?

Can someone try to explain this to me?  I’ve worked with a lot of palms and I am sure that these poor palms are embarrassed.   There’s no good reason to do this to beautiful, mature palms. It borders on abuse. It can lead to “pencil pointing”, nutrient deficiency and eventually death.  And if we get… Read More

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30 Years of Garden Design in the South

Jenks Farmer challenges and southern garden design. He’s been a leader in public and private gardens for the past 30 years. Jenks will share photos spanning 30 years of design work. And address how his style and garden design in general has changed. From 80’s style, perennial border artifice to more relaxed styles incorporating heirloom… Read More

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Crinum List for AZH

C. x eboracii in graveyard C. x herbertii (Tulsa Collection) in field.  Milk and Wine Lily Crinum ‘Bradley’ C. species in Madagascar swamp C. Bradley close up & in meadow C. procerum C. asiaticum C. ‘Queen Emma’ purple leaf with Tom, in container & wrapped for winter. PROPAGATION C. bulbispermum seed C. americanum seed floating… Read More

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